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Ashley Cole set to join Robbie Keane at LA Galaxy after terminating Roma contract

Damian Spellman

Published 19/01/2016 | 17:58

Ashley Cole
Ashley Cole

Former England defender Ashley Cole has left Roma after his contract was terminated by mutual consent, with a move to the United States expected to follow.

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The 35-year-old former Chelsea and Arsenal full-back made 16 appearances for the Serie A club after joining on a two-year deal as a free agent in July 2014, but had not appeared since a 0-0 league draw at Chievo in March last year.

A statement on Roma's official website, www.asroma.com, said: "AS Roma can today confirm that Ashley Cole's contract has been terminated by mutual consent.

"The 35-year-old English defender joined Roma in July 2014 following spells with Crystal Palace, Arsenal and Chelsea.

"After making his Giallorossi debut on 30 August 2014 in Roma's 2-0 opening day victory over Fiorentina, Cole went on to make a total of 11 appearances in Serie A and a further five in the Coppa Italia and the Champions League.

"The club would like to thank Cole for his commitment during his stay in Rome and wish him the very best for his future career."

Cole, who has almost 600 club appearances to his name as well as 107 England caps, has been linked with a move to join former England team-mate Steven Gerrard with the LA Galaxy in Major League Soccer.

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